"In my junior high yearbook I had a quote from a Spanish poet my sister had turned me on to, Juan Ramón Jiménez."
Juan Ramón Jiménez on an old 2000 pesetas note
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Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881-1958) was a Spanish poet and writer who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1956. A transcript of his acceptance speech is available here.

As a young man, he wrote numerous erotic poems, many of them sexually explicit, but he also wrote on the themes of music and colour, and Andalucia where he was born. In 1914, Jiménez published Platero y yo, a prose story about a writer and his donkey. His work is popular and influential in Latin America, and the translations have also brought him some popularity in the USA.